Hi Quilting Friends,
Happy April! This has been a busy month, with only a little time for stitching. We spent Easter weekend in San Antonio, visiting our son (Nathan) and his fiance (Gaby), and celebrating Easter with Gaby’s family. It was a relaxing, fun time! We really enjoyed spending time with them.
The weather has been so nice recently that I really don’t want to be indoors when I’m not at work. It will be hot soon, and I’ll be willing to stay inside once that happens. I’ve created a water feature near the bistro table in the backyard, which is now my favorite place to relax with a book and a beverage after my afternoon walk. I will plant more flowers to fill in the blank spaces, and add some lighting for night-time ambience. Delightful!
Here’s my April update-
PHD in 2023 Projects
Project #1 – Lemons Casserole Carrier
My “One Monthly Goal” for April was to finish making the lemons casserole carrier. I used the instructions from Sew4Home, HERE, to make this project. Read more about it and see additional photos HERE.
Project #3 – “Bonus” HST Squares from RSC2021 and RSC2022
I think that I’ve decided how I want to quilt this little quilt, so my “One Monthly Goal” for May is to begin quilting. Maybe I’ll finish, but no promises (as usual). May is crazy-busy with school wrapping up, and the weather is usually much too nice to spend my weekends indoors with Princess Nina. Ready, Set, SEW!
Project #9 – Coffee, Tea, or Me: Part 4
The project was completed in March, and I shared my finished “Coffee, Tea, or Me” project for the April “Say What?” Sew It Show It challenge. You can read more about the project in THIS POST. Here’s a photo of the finished teapot table topper-
Project #12 – Christmas Place Mats
The ornament blocks are all done, and SEW adorable! Next step is to choose the fabrics for my pieced borders. I won’t share a photo today, since this is a new pattern design for Ms P’s Pattern Shop. I anticipate a July release, if I keep up my pace.
The “One Gift a Month” challenge for April was a drawstring gift bag with an inside divider. I made two cute little bags with some of my purple scraps.
I’ve been piecing a “Tulip Garden” table topper that uses these bold and beautiful batiks and writing a pattern for it! No photos of the project yet, but it is coming along nicely. I’ll share it when we’re ready to publish the pattern.
The “Rainbow Scrap Challenge” color for April was PURPLE. Even though I have loads of PURPLE scraps, I decided to opt out of making more blocks. I worked on putting together the Carolina Chain blocks instead. I got 13 more blocks finished, each with two light chains and two dark chains-
Here’s my updated task list for April –
And here’s my updated PHD tally-
Link to PHD in 2023: April Report from Quilting Gail
Link to Monday Musings from Songbird Designs
2 thoughts on “April PhD Update”
Your spread sheets are looking great, Sharon! Love the water feature you added. I’m sure it will be delightful with the ambient lighting you add. That is such a cute casserole carrier!
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Thanks Brenda! I’m pleased with the progress so far. 😊 Now that my fountain and lights are working, I don’t want to stay inside much. That’s going to slow my progress significantly, LOL.
Ms P Designs USA